Carnival Glam Hub Goes to Trinidad Carnival

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Canadian-based Writer Wanna Thompson is all Glam for Trinidad Carnival 2020

In 2018, we introduced a new Full Service
Carnival “glam” experience called Carnival Glam Hub that is the brainchild Gabrielle
Waite. Glam Hub is considered the “Caribbean’s ultimate pre-gaming station to
get glammed for Carnival.

Since then, the event has grown and has
amassed a large following of dedicated patrons of the brand that has carved a
niche in the Premium Carnival Experience category.
  With the success in Jamaica, Carnival Glam
Hub packed up all their beauty supplies and headed to Trinidad Carnival where
it made its debut to offer premium services.

Haute People caught up with Gabrielle Waite Pro MUA and Director
for Carnival Glam HUB
 , to learn all about Carnival Glam Hub

at the recent Trinidad Carnival and this is what she had to say!
HPWhen was Carnival Glam Hub expanded to
include Trinidad?
Gabrielle Waite: This is our first
year in Trinidad. We made the decision last year that if we were going to
pursue this seriously then we needed to go to the Mecca of Carnival.  Barbados (Crop Over) however, was our first
international market.

This way to Carnival Glam Hub
HP: What was the
response like to Carnival Glam Hub in Trinidad?
Gabrielle Waite: Trinidad was
amazing! Definitely a lot of lessons learned, but overall a success. Unlike
Jamaica, Trinidad is two days and the market is already defined with
established makeup teams and brands. 

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Shanzi Allen, Jamaican Based Campari Influencer 
However, the market
response was super positive and our sponsors have already confirmed their
desire to participate next year. Trinidad I suspect will eclipse Jamaica next
year and become our largest international market. 
HP: How is the clientele different or similar
to Jamaica?
Gabrielle Waite: Glam Hub does cater
to a lot of foreigners, so the audience is very similar as it relates to their
expectations and needs. 

These ladies stopped by the Bar to have a few drinks before heading out
The local audience was
a little skeptical as they have their regular routine sorted, but this offered
something new and different. Those who came were literally in shock but left
super pleased and excited. 
HP: Who were some
of the MUAs + Stylists, you collaborated with?
Gabrielle Waite: We collaborated with
Trinidad’s largest MUAs including 
Kai Forde aka Simply Beautiful, William Tommy and Angel Cumberbatch. You can basically
call on these three celebrity makeup up artists for all things Trinidad
Carnival related. Kai Forde is literally the most sought after Carnival MUA in
the Caribbean working for all the major celebs including the Machel

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Soca influencer and Trinidadian based pro-MUA William Tommy 
William also attracted
all the big-name female influencers and Angel is her own bonafide star having
YouTube makeup tutorials in the millions as it relates to views. 
HP: Were there
additional services for Trinidad?
Gabrielle Waite: We mirrored the
services offered in Jamaica. In fact, I’m unsure if there’s anything else we
could add. We kind of thought of everything!
HP: As a business
owner, what is one important thing you learned?
Gabrielle Waite:  Market Research as it relates to culture is
SUPER important when entering an international market. You must do your due

Gabrielle Waite – CEO of Gabby Glam and cofounder of Carnival Glam HUB and GLAMCON 
Carnival isn’t a
one-size-fits-all solution. People save for an entire year for one day to
truly celebrate and let go. You, therefore, have to respect and are mindful of
their expectations and moment.  
HP: What can
patrons expect for 2021?
Gabrielle Waite: We will definitely be
going bigger and recruiting more big-name MUA’s from across the region. Glam
hub will boast the very best professionals. This year in Trinidad, we took on
big-name hairstylists such as
(Spoil Mii) and Dollz. We took on James Paul – Bronzing – and Galabana Hair studio

Galabana Studios lead Barber Sheldon Cornwall 
HP: In 5 words
how would you describe the overall experience?
Gabrielle Waite: It was definitely
worth the sleepless nights and Roti! Oh, you said 5 words lol: Amazing,
Cultural, Eye-Opening, Hectic and Inspiring. 
With the amazing success of Trinidad
Carnival 2020, Carnival Glam Hub is already taking deposits for 2021. To secure
your space, click the link below.

Gabrielle Waite is a
Pro MUA and Director for Carnival Glam HUB, GLAMCON and Gabby GLAM ltd. 
Photo Credits: Azi
Photography |

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